Crossing Boundaries: Europe Arrives in the New World:

An International Conference in Celebration of the Quincentenary of Cabral’s Voyage to Brazil

Universidade Federal da Bahia

Salvador, Brazil

May 24-27, 2000

 

PROGRAM

Sponsored by:

Mediterranean Studies Association

Universidade Federal da Bahia

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Arizona State University University of Kansas

 


 

Wednesday, May 24, 2000

6:00 Opening Session

Palacio da Reitoria, Rua Augusto Viana, S/N, Canela

8:00 Reception

 


 

Thursday, May 25, 2000

Pavilhão de Aulas da Federação (PAF). Campus Universitário de Ondina. Av. Ademar de Barros

8:30 - 10:30

1A. History I

Chair: Linda Wimmer, Southwest State University

1. Francis A. Dutra, University of California-Santa Barbara, "Portuguese America and the Order of Santiago, 1600-1700"

2. Bill M. Donovan, Loyola College in Maryland, "From Immigrants to Colonists: Rio de Janeiro, 1690-1750"

3. Mark Emerson, University of California-Santa Barbara, "The Reviving of a Saint: Inquisition, Resistance, and Holiness in Early Modern Portugal and Colonial Brazil"

1B. Dramaturgia e Teatro nas Américas

Presidente da mesa: Margarida Gândara Rauen, Faculdade de Artes do Paraná

1. Guilherme Schiffer Durães, Curitiba, "A-TOR-MEN-TA-DO Calibanus: o processo"

2. Margarida Gândara Rauen, "Da dependência cultural à dramaturgia e representação transretóricas"

3. Ricardo Bigi de Aquino, Univeridade Federal de Pernambuco, "Jorge de Sena: as peças do exílio"

1C. Visions and Versions of the Past: A 20th-Century Gaze

Chair: Ana Sofia Ganho, University of California-Santa Barbara

1. Timothy McGovern, University of California-Santa Barbara, "‘Memorial do Convento’: Examinando o passado através de uma lente opaca"

2. Ana Sofia Ganho, "O Portugal convexo de Gregório de Matos na Boca de Ana Miranda"

3. Silvia Bermudez, University of California-Santa Barbara, "‘Here is Looking at You’: Brazil in Contemporary Brazilian Poetry (1950-1980)"

1D. The Luso-Brazilian World in English-Language Literature

Chair: William Baker, Northern Illinois University

1. Peter Buitenhuis, Simon Fraser University, "‘Exotic Landscapes’-P.K. Page, a Canadian Poet in Brazil"

2. William Baker, "Perceptions of Brazil: A Late Twentieth-Century Voyage to the ‘New World’ in John Updike’s Brazil"

3. Hugh Witemeyer, University of New Mexico, "Brazil in the Life and Work of Elizabeth Bishop"


 

11:00 - 1:00

2A. Eighteenth-Century Brazil

Chair: Francis A. Dutra, University of California-Santa Barbara

1. Ernst Pijning, Minot State University, "Regulation of the Illegal Economy in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro"

2. Linda Wimmer, Southwest State University, "‘Bewitching Weed’: The Role of Brazilian Tobacco in the Canadian Fur Trade in the Eighteenth Century"

3. Horácio Gutierrez, Universidade Federal de Goiás, "Escravidão e mercados internos no Paraná"

2B. Imagens e Representações da América

Presidente da mesa: Sônia Cristina Lino, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

1. Sônia Cristina Lino, "A História no Cinema de Humberto Mauro: uma análise do filme O descobrimento do Brasil"

2. Beatriz Helena Domingues, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, "A filosofia e ciência modernas nos escritos do Padre Simão de Vasconcelos"

3. María Laura Colabella, Universidad Nacional de Misiones de la Argentina, "A população indígena pela ótica do Estado: análise de um vídeo de difusão preparado pelo Instituto Nacional de Assuntos Indígenas da Argentina"

4. Regina Helena Machado Aquino Corrêa, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, "O samba não tem tradução"

2C. Cultural Proliferation and Translation

Chair: John Milton, Universidade de São Paulo

1. Terry Hale, University of Hull, "The Gothic Novel and the Mediterranean"

2. John Milton, "Translations and Adaptations in Brazil"

3. Irene Hirsch, Universidade de São Paulo, "The Multiplication of the Whale: The Brazilian Moby Dick"

2D. Italians Take the Stage: Memory and Myth

Chair: Geraldo U. de Sousa, Xavier University, Cincinnati

1. Judith Bissett, Miami University of Ohio, "Italian Voices on the Brazilian Stage: Os ossos de Barão, Colônia Cecília and Bela Ciao"

2. Kirsten F. Nigro, University of Cincinnati, "Italians on the Horizon: From Florencio Sanchez to Carlos Saura"

Discussant: Geraldo U. de Sousa

 

 


1:00 - 3:00 Lunch (on your own)  


3:00 - 5:00

3A. Paula Rego: The Portuguese Heritage

Chair: Liana De Girolami Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell

1. Memory Holloway, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, "Paula Rego"

2. Alicia Faxon, Simmons College, "Images of Paula Rego"

3. Liana De Girolami Cheney, "Emblems in Paula Rego’s Murals"

3B. Encontros / Desencontros

Presidente da mesa: Rui D’Ávila Lourido, European University Institute, Florence

1. Renata Rozental Sancovsky, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "De discretione Iudaeorum: Relações entre episcopado e cultura rabínico-talmúdica na península ibérica visigoda, século VII d.C"

2. Fátima Regina Fernandes, Universidade Federal do Paraná, "Os Genoveses na Armada Poruguesa: os Pessanha"

3. Rui D’Ávila Lourido, "Comércio europeu e chinês com a América, através de Macau, nos finais da dinastia Ming (1580-1640)"

4. Julião Soares Sousa, Roskilde University, Dinamarca, "A luta pelo controlo das populações durante a Guerra Colonial na Guiné-Bissau (1963-1973)"

3C. Hispanic Cultural Studies

Chair: Cleveland Johnson, Spelman College

1. Robert C. Spires, University of Kansas, "The Return of the Conquistador: Valle-Inclán’s Marquís de Bradomín"

2. Michael Seidman, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, "Food in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39)"

3. Allyson M. Poska, Mary Washington College, "What if Nobody Listened?: Rethinking the Role of Prescriptive Literature in Early Modern Hispanic Cultures"

3D. Literature and Culture

Chair: Susan L. Rosenstreich, Dowling College

1. Tyrone Williams, Xavier University, "‘my Pagan/land’": Phillis Wheatley’s Imagined/Remembered Africa"

2. Susan L. Rosenstreich, "France Leaves the New World: Américanité in Quebec Fiction"

3. Joanna W. Courteau, Iowa State University, "Memorial da Maria Moura: A Mosaic of Popular and Literary Traditions"

 

 


Friday, May 26, 2000

Pavilhão de Aulas da Federação (PAF). Campus Universitário de Ondina. Av. Ademar de Barros

8:30 - 10:30

4A. Imperial Negotiations: Religion and Language in the Transatlantic World

Chair: Eyda M. Merediz, University of Maryland

1. Ariadna Garcia-Bryce, Hamilton College, "Messianism and Imperial Decline in Quevedo’s Statecraft"

2. Eyda M. Merediz, "Traveling Icons: The Case of the Virgin of Candelaria"

3. Maria G. Marin, Baldwin-Wallace College, "The Crisis over a Sermon: A Baroque Dialogue over Theology and Gender"

4. Phyllis Peres, University of Maryland, "Jean de Lery's Voyage to Brazil and Calvinist Readings of the Tupi"

4B. Família, Mulher e Sexualidade na Europa Mediterrânica Medieval

Presidente da Mesa: Andréia Cristina Lopes Frazão da Silva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

1. Fabrícia A.T. de Carvalho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "A redenção feminina na Europa Mediterrânica: as santas arrependidas"

2. Valéria Fernandes da Silva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "Revendo papéis: franciscanismo feminino e Igreja no século XIII"

3. Marta Silveira Bejder, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "As mulheres no Livro de Alexandre"

4. Andréia Cristina Lopes Frazão da Silva, "Considerações sobre a vida familiar em La Rioja Medieval"

4C. Italian Culture

Chair: Elizabeth Mathias, St. John’s University

1. Elizabeth Mathias, "Of Crucifixes and Volcanoes: Gods and Witches in D.H. Lawrence’s Italy"

2. Moyra Byrne, Washington, D.C., "Experiencing Center and Periphery in a Southern Italian Town"

3. Richard Raspa, Wayne State University, "The Legend of St. James in Italy and Spain: Pilgrimages, Tourism, and Heritage Sites as Liminoid States"

4. Renato Miele, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, "East and West Meeting: The Italian Maritime Republics"

4D. Imagens do Brasil: Cinema, Literatura e Teatro

Presidente da mesa: Beatriz Helena Domingues, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

1. Heloísa de Toledo Machado, Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, "O ator contemporâneo e o teatro vicentino: imaginário e visualização"

2. Andrê Carreira, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, "Matrizes do teatro no Brasil: a conformação de uma nova espetacularidade?"

3. Rafael Hernández-Rodríguez, Southern Connecticut State University, "As armas e os barões assinalados: a conquista da América em filme"

4. Antônio Carlos Amâncio da Silva, Universidade Federal Fluminense, "Imagens do Brasil sob a luz do cinema"


11:00 - 1:00

5A. History II

Chair: Clara Estow, University of Massachusetts Boston

1. Joan Dusa, Los Angeles County Office of Education, "Angevin Feudalism in Dalmatia"

2. J. David Parker, Washington and Lee University, "Clerical Celibacy in Europe and Brazil in the Sixteenth Century"

3. Hal Langfur, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, "Unfinished Conquest, Uncertain Refuge: Frontier Settlement and the Shifting Borders of Interracial Violence in Colonial Minas Gerais"

4. Paul S. Vickery, Oral Roberts University, "Portugal and the African Slave Trade: The Changing Views of Bartolomé de las Casas"

5B. Religião e Religiosidade na Europa Mediterrânica Medieval

Presidente da Mesa: Andréia Cristina Lopes Frazão da Silva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

1. Elisabeth da Silva dos Passos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "Reflexões sobre o projeto de vida religiosa de Francisco de Assis"

2. Karina Dias Murtha, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "Francisco de Assis, o ‘Irmão Universal’: considerações acerca da relação entre Francisco e as criaturas"

3. Marcelo Pereira Lima, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "Direito Canônico e ordenamento social: um legado papal"

4. Iracema Andrade de Alencar, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "Visões Medievais do Paraíso"

5C. Literature, Culture, and Revolution

Chair: M.-Ana Börger-Greco, Millersville University

1. M.-Ana Börger-Greco, "Which One is Don Quijote?"

2. Giulio Massano, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, "Alfieri’s Tragedies and Juan Varela’s Anti-Colonialist Writings"

3. Heli J. Hernández, University of Massachusetts Lowell, "Alfieri’s Revolutionary Ideas and the Cuban Writers of the 19 th Century"

4. Christine M. Gaudry-Hudson, Millersville University, "‘Raising Cane’: A Feminist Rewriting of Joseph Zobel's Novel in the Film ‘Sugar Cane Alley’"

5D. Reflexões: Atravessando Fronteiras

Presidente da mesa: Frank E. Sousa, University of Massachusetts Dartmout

1. José Jobson de Andrade Arruda, Universidade de São Paulo, "A comemoração do V Centenário: celebração, reflexão, fronteiras"

2. Ana Lúcia Valente, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, "Atravessando as fronteiras do tempo: a Irmandade nossa senhora do Rosário dos Homens Pretos de São Paulo (1711-)"

3. Ângela Miranda Cardoso, European University Institute, Florence, "Pode o ritual traçar fronteiras? Sincretismo cultural e afirmação política no Brasil imperial"

 


1:00 - 3:00 Lunch (on your own)


3:00 - 5:00

6A. The Arts of Latin America

Chair: Liana De Girolami Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell

1. Samuel Edgerton, Williams College, "The Malinalco ‘Paradise Garden Murals" Reconsidered"

2. Cole Genge, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "Latin American Connections with Mediterranean Cultures"

3. Efraín Barradas, University of Florida, "Calla lilies, Modernity and the Art of Diego Rivera"

6B. "Descobrimentos do Brasil": História e Imaginário Social

Presidente da mesa: Terezinha Alves de Oliva, Universidade Federal de Sergipe

Moderador: José Maria de Oliveira Silva, Universidade Federal de Sergipe

1. Antônio Fernando de Araújo Sá, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, "As descobertas do Brasil: O Mito da Fundação do Brasil nos filmes Humberto Mauro e Mô Toledo"

2. Francisco José Alves, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, "‘A pátria é um orangotango’: O Brasil nas crônicas de Graciliano Ramos"

3. José Maria de Oliveira Silva, "Imagens do índio brasileiro no século XVI"

4. Ruy Belém de Araújo, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, "João Ribeiro e o tema do descobrimento"

6C. The Mediterranean in Literature

Chair: David E. Johnson, State University of New York at Buffalo

1. Daryl Palmer, University of Akron, "Mediterranean Melancholy: William Shakespeare’s Pericles and the New Testament"

2. David T. Haberly, University of Virginia, "From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic: Camões and L’Atlàntida"

3. Nina Molinaro, University of Colorado at Boulder, "Mediterranean Addictions: The Case of Spain’s Literary ‘Generation X’"

 

 

 


Saturday, May 27, 2000

Pavilhão de Aulas da Federação (PAF). Campus Universitário de Ondina. Av. Ademar de Barros

8:30 - 10:30

7A. Theatre

Chair: David T. Haberly, University of Virginia

1. Shankar Raman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "‘A nao vem bem carregada?’: Cuckoldry and Colonialism in Gil Vincente’s Auto da Índia"

2. Frederick G. Williams, Brigham Young University, "Faith and Feminism vs. Philandering and Firearms, or Taming the Wilds of Brazil: An Analysis of Father Anchieta’s Morality Play ‘When in Espírito Santo Was Received a Relic of the Eleven Thousand Virgins’"

3. George Woodyard, University of Kansas, "Boundaries of Exile: Latin American Theatre under Siege"

7B. Literatura e Cultura

Presidente da mesa: M. Angélica Guimarães Lopes, University of South Carolina

1. M. Angélica Guimarães Lopes, "Ilhas Atlânticas"

2. Belmira Magalhães, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, "As marcas da história no corpo da mulher"

3. Ângela Sales Cúrcio, Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, e Maria de Lourdes S.M. Ramalho, Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, "A Bandeira do Divino: Folclore e Religiosidade nas Gerais"

7C. History III

Chair: Paul S. Vickery, Oral Roberts University

1. Clara Estow, University of Massachusetts Boston, "Picturing the Old and New Worlds at the Close of the Middle Ages"

2. John Villiers, King’s College London, "The Right to Rule and the Duty to Convert: Theory and Practice in the Establishment of the Portuguese Empire"

3. Silvia Castro Shannon, Saint Anselm College, "Devout Men and Women, the Catholic Reformation, and the French Expedition to Maranhão, 1612-1615"

4. Daniel Crews, Central Missouri State University, "Juan de Valdés and Charles V’s Tunisian Campaign"

7D. Race and Ethnicity

Chair: Barbara L. Carter, Spelman College

1. Miriam Bodian, Pennsylvania State University, "War, Espionage, and the Inquisition: Inquisitorial Activity Against New Christians in 17th-century Brazil"

2. Dalila de Sousa Sheppard, Spelman College, "Portugal’s Legacy on Race to Brazil: The Language of Inequality"

3. Patricia Pogal, Morehouse University, "‘I Will Only Tell My Song to Those Who Come Along’: The Traditional Sephardic Verse and Recipes of Atlanta"

7E. Music and Culture

Chair: Marion S. Miller, University of Illinois at Chicago

1. Olivia A. Bloechl, University of Pennsylvania, "Carnival Culture and Indigenous Song in the Jesuit Relations"

2. Marion S. Miller, "The Lyric Theatre in the 19 th and 20th Centuries and the Representation of the New World in the Age of Discovery"

3. Alexandra Mascolo-David, Central Michigan University, "Unique Stylistic Characteristics of Francisco Mignone’s 24 Valsas Brasileiras for Piano"

4. Simon Doubleday, Hofstra University, "Nuevo Flamenco and the New World: Communities of the Musical Imagination"


11:00 - 1:00

8A. National Identities and Communities

Chair: William Baker, Northern Illinois University

1. Cristían Roa-de-la-Carrera, University of Illinois at Chicago, "Mediterranean Trade and Diplomacy: The European Reader in the Discursive Configuration of Sixteenth-Century Historiography on the New World"

2. Mary C. Fuller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "English Pride and Barbarous Rage: Reading Walter Ralegh’s Last Fight of the Revenge"

3. Bruce R. Smith, Georgetown University, "Hearing Native Voices: Two Representative Voices"

4. David E. Johnson, State University of New York at Buffalo, "Approximation in Withdrawal: or, The Affectless Body of the Americas"

8B. Literatura e Arte

Presidente da mesa: Antony C. Bezerra, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

1. Patrícia Soares Silva, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, "O tema da riqueza no Cantar de Mio Cid"

2. Maria Ascenção Ferreira Apolônia, Universidade São Marcos, "Uma nova leitura dos descobrimentos portugueses em Navegações de Sophia de Mello Breyner"

3. Maria do Carmo de Siqueira Nino, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, "O nó como figura e estrutura barrocas"

4. Antony C. Bezerra, "Esteiros, de Soeiro Pereira Gomes: um romance de esperança"

8C. Philosophy, Religion, and Culture

Chair: Judy Schaaf, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

1. Christos Evangeliou, Towson State University, "Plato and European Philosophy: Is It Simply a Series of Footnotes to Plato?"

2. Dana Stevens, University of California, Berkeley, "Embark, philosophers!"

3. John Murungi, Towson State University, "The African Face of the Mediterranean"

8D. Across Borders

Chair: Robert Rowland, ISCTE (Lisbon)

1. Marcelo J. Borges, Dickinson College, "The Algarve and the Transatlantic Migration System: Emigration to Argentina, Brazil, and the United States in Comparative Perspective"

2. Robert Rowland, "Iberia, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic: Family Systems in Comparative Perspective"

 8E. Lingüística e Cultura / Linguistics and Culture

Presidente da mesa: Otto Zwartjes, University of Oslo

1. Otto Zwartjes, "A descrição das línguas indígenas na América portuguesa pelos missionários jesuítas dos séculos XVI e XVII: aspectos da história lingüística e o impacto da gramática latina de Manuel Álvares"

2. Lorenzo Macagno, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "Nostalgia etnográfica e ‘caráter nacional’ português em Jorge Dias"

3. Jerry Cline-Bailey, Xavier University, "Linguistic Crosscurrents: The Influence of Sierra Leonean Languages on the Development of Gullah"

8F. Visitors to the Americas

Chair: Peter Buitenhuis, Simon Fraser University

1. Edward Mornin, University of British Columbia, "The Visit of the Russian Ship Rurik to San Francisco, California in 1816"

2. Julio Jeha, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, "Europe Looks at the New World: Alexander Caldcleugh in Brazil"

3. Andrew Hook, Princeton University, "Scotland and South America: The Role of R.B. Cunningham"

 


1:00 - 3:00 Lunch


 

9:00 Dinner

Salvador Yacht Club,

sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Association, the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University.